The HND Media film of the Acclaimed National Diploma Music Show "Variations" will be broadcast online on Monday 1st March at 7.30 pm .
Visit www.stratcast.co.uk and click on "live tv" to view the performance.
Students on the BTEC National Diploma Music course unveiled this ambitious and exciting concert of ‘crossover’ music at the end of January.
‘Variations’ featured a rock ensemble of 19 musicians playing alongside Nick Stringfellow, lead cellist from Stratford’s Orchestra of the Swan, in a performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Variations (on a Theme of Paganini)’. This rarely performed work was released as an album in 1978 and featured Julian Lloyd Webber on cello, Gary Moore on guitar and various other luminaries from the rock scene at that time. The music is now best known as the theme tune of ‘The South Bank Show’.
The 45 minute piece featured a wide range of styles and is a real showcase for Lloyd Webber’s melody writing and incentive arrangements as well as some blistering playing from the talented National Diploma Music students. If you love classical motifs and the energy of ‘rock and roll’, then you will find the performance exhilarating!
Posted on Thursday 25th February 2010